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Short Update: Cyprus suspend all non-urgent hearing and court submissions

FairTrialsAdmin - April 27, 2020 - COVID-19 Updates, Court closures

Prisons in Cyprus have banned all visits, including visits from lawyers, unless it is very urgent and has to do with their representation of their clients in court. Courts have suspended all cases, including criminal cases against persons who are not in detention until 30 of April, but the Supreme Court has announced that it will reconsider the measures and make further announcements. Submissions to courts have also been suspended and are not possible to submit electronically. Cases for people on remand are exempt from suspension and are considered urgent, but lawyers report that these cases experience delays due to lack of willingness to reconsider remand and release people on bail. Habeas corpus applications for illegal detention are also not suspended, but Supreme Court judges are only scheduling the hearings for May. 

In an effort to reduce the number of prisoners, the President of Cyprus has issued pardons for a number of persons convicted for less serious crime. As of now no infections with COVID-19 are reported in prisons.  

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